Woman shot during South Side police chase files suit
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A woman who was shot in the face by Pittsburgh police during a police chase from Homestead to the South Side has filed a civil rights lawsuit.
Lena Davenport, 49, of Wilkinsburg, a front passenger in a vehicle pursued by police on Jan. 13, filed the lawsuit in federal court on Friday against the borough of Homestead, the city of Pittsburgh, two Homestead officers, and four Pittsburgh officers.
Ms. Davenport's son, Donald Burris Jr., was driving the vehicle when they were shot on East Carson Street in the South Side.
Officials have said the Pittsburgh officers fired several shots at the car while working an overtime detail at bars in the South Side.
Mr. Burris, 32, of Carnegie was charged in the incident.
Ms. Davenport is asking for compensatory and punitive damages as well as reimbursement of attorney's fees.
First Published February 16, 2013 8:59 pm